Top Shops To Buy Affordable Art In Houston

March 24, 2014 8:00 AM

With so many great options for artwork and home decor in the city, it can feel daunting when one is searching for the perfect piece of art to display in one’s home or office. Especially with the large museum district that Houston is home to, one can easily become overwhelmed with expensive gallery artwork that costs far more than the average homeowner wants to spend. If you’re looking to decorate on a budget, make sure to check out some of these top places to buy art at an affordable price in Houston.
John Ross Palmer Fine Art Gallery
1218 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 861-6726

Local artist John Ross Palmer has been creating intriguing works of art for more than 15 years and sells his work in his own gallery in the Houston area. Much of his work is in his own Escapism movement and art style. Palmer, through much of his artwork and working with new and up-and-coming artists, “seeks to elevate all artists by teaching them that through hard work and ingenuity, the stereotype of the struggling artist can be forever destroyed.” Prints of his artwork are a very affordable and unique way to decorate your home or give the gift of fine art.

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Museum of Fine Arts Houston Gift Shop
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 639-7300

The gift shop at the world renowned Museum of Fine Arts Houston is a great place for art lovers to find something for every room in the house. Sculpture, prints, coffee table books and more grace the shelves of the store. All proceeds from the artwork sold goes back to help the museum’s programming and to help bring varied kinds of art to the people of Houston. The store will often host events to show off a specific time period or style of artwork. The wide variety means that everyone can find something in their price range to suit their tastes.

Texas Estate Sales & Auctions
14027 Memorial Drive, Suite 374
Houston, TX 77079

Find some great and unique artwork that has been gently used and much loved by another family through an estate sale. Texas Estate Sales and Auctions hosts auctions and estate sales frequently. You’ll find great artwork and antique furnishings and decor every weekend, and different items come out each time. Additionally, this spot has pieces on sale for consignment that could be your next signature piece of artwork or decor. For something truly unique, you can’t go wrong with one of these great sales.

Station Museum of Contemporary Art
1502 Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 529-6900

One of the smaller, independent museums in the Houston area, the Station Museum of Contemporary Art plays host to galleries full of interesting pieces. Houstonians who like what they see can purchase related pieces and coffee table books featuring photos of the artwork at the museum shop. For anyone who is interested in the newest styles and forms in the art world, this is the place to check out.

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Gillian Kruse is a freelance writer living in Houston. She graduated from Rice University with a great love for all performing and visual arts. She enjoys writing about arts and cultural events, especially little-known ones, to help Houstonians learn about what’s going on in their city. Her work can be found at